Macomb Chamber e-Connect

September 7, 2017

Chamber News
Souvenir Selfridge Airshow Programs available

Boxes of Souvenir Centennial Airshow programs are available for sale to the public. This year's program is a bound, 96-page "coffee table" or display book all about Selfridge and the 2017 show to be enjoyed for years!  Boxes have 45 copies at $8 each (programs were sold for $10 at the air show).  All proceeds to the BCC help the enlisted military at Selfridge. Email Steve for more information.
Do you contract with the Department of Defense?

Macomb County Chamber of Commerce is proud to be part of a local effort to provide you with information you need to know so that you won't be barred from contracting with the DoD next year.

DFARS regulations require that all Department of Defense (DoD) suppliers implement NIST Special Publication 800-171 controls by December 31, 2017.   The Chamber, Macomb Community College, MEDC, Macomb County, Michigan Manufacturers Technology Center and PTAC are hosting a  FREE event which will feature guest speakers who will explain the requirements, the consequences of not complying, and the steps necessary to determine and achieve compliance.  

October 18
7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wayne State University Advanced Technology Education Center 
14601 E. 12 Mile Rd. 
Warren, Mich.

If your organization hasn't already started, further delays will impact your ability to think carefully about what you need and how to do it. 
Member News
Anton Art Center hosts annual Art Party

The 26th Annual Art Party benefitting the Anton Art Center will be held September 14 from 6 - 9 p.m.  just outside the Anton Art Center with Hon orary Chair Candice S. Miller, Macomb County Public Works Commissioner.   Guests look forward to succulent delights from more than 30 local restaurants, a silent auction, raffle, and complimentary bar hosted by Orleans Sports CafĂ©. Get tickets here.
Free Digestive Health Seminar

Bender Chiropractic Health and Vitality Center is hosting this free seminar.  Learn how to solve - once and for all - common digestive issues, including: acid reflux, heartburn, bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain and bowel inflammation. Taking antacid medication? Find out how antacids affect your body.  Limited seating call to reserve yours today! (586)296-6242.


Upcoming Events
State of Harrison Township Friday, Sept. 15
8 - 10 a.m.
Bumpers Landing, Harrison Twp

Join Harrison Township Supervisor Ken Verkest as he delivers the State of the Township Address.  Breakfast at 8:30.  
Thursday, Sept. 21
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Villa Penna

Presented by the Macomb Foundation, enjoy an evening celebrating this year's Hall of Fame Inductees!   The 2017 Honorees are:
  • Andy Appleby - President & CEO, General Sports & Entertainment, LLC
  • Christine Johns, Ed.D. - Superintendent, Utica Community Schools
  • Charlie Langton - Langton Law, Fox 2 and WWJ Legal Analyst
  • The Randazzo Family - Randazzo Fresh Markets
  • Brig. Gen. John Slocum - 127th Wing, Selfridge ANG Base
  • Viviano Family - Viviano Law, Judges and Viviano Flowers
Event sponsors are First State Bank, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals, McLaren Macomb, UHY LLP, IBEW-NECA, Axalta Coating Systems, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy Foundation and Macomb Community College.   Sponsorship opportunities and program booklet advertising available. Contact the Chamber (586)493-7600.
5th Annual Business Preparedness Conference
Wednesday, Sept. 27
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Macomb Community College, Lorenzo Cultural Center
FREE! Includes breakfast & lunch.

Presented with Leadership Macomb and the Macomb County Emergency Management Office, this conference serves small businesses by preparing them for disasters of all kinds. 

Political Hot Topics
Friday, Oct. 6
8-10 a.m.
Avante Banquet Center, Clinton Twp
$25 members
$35 non-members
Hot breakfast included    

Meet candidly with your elected officials and see how they weigh in on the topics that are important to you and your business. This event will be moderated by Nancy Derringer, Bridge Magazine writer and editor. 


Annual Survey Time - 
Please take the time to help us help you!

A survey link is available below and we'd appreciate your honest opinions on the ideas presented.  The survey has 15 questions and we expect responses to take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be available until October 31, 2017 for your feedback or additional ideas for the future of the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce.

Survey Link